Our library is planning a grand re-opening sometime in the fall of 2011. I would like to put together a promotional gift bag, one for the adults and one for the kids, which includes information on our library as well as some freebies. Currently, we are running on a very LOW budget, so these items would need to be low cost.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas for what I can purchase to include in these bags? (I have already thought about bookmarks, pencils, and pens).
We had a re-opening of our library a couple of years ago and gave each child a gift bag. I put in a books of the Bible bookmark left over from a previous celebration, a small package of "bookworms" (gummi worms, bought in bulk and packaged by volunteers) and a colorful little book with our denomination's creed. For the adults I made up a booklet with a brief history of the library, information and reviews of books from the past year. Everyone was happy with their "gift".
Ask your local Christian bookstores if they can contribute small books and bookmarks for the children, they sometimes have CD's that they are willing to donate. Kay Houghton Ontario, Canada